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      02.09.2015 23:20
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      • "Only need a small amount"
      • "Gentle but very effective"

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      Clinique cleansing milk

      I do like using cleansing milk as I prefer the thin consistency and find that they usually do just a good a job as the more thicker concentrated products which I find sometimes leave a residue on my face. I find a good cleansing milk will remove all traces of make up from my face and leave it feeling refreshed and product free. I have bought quite a lot of Clinique products over the years and have always found them to be suitable for my skin and to last a long time. This Take The Day Off cleansing milk costs £17.99 and it comes in a purple bottle with a pump dispenser.

      This cleansing milk has been dermatologically tested and I can say that it has never irritated my skin or caused any irritation. The liquid is white and milky in appearance and it smells fresh and clean without being too strong or overpowering. It is hypo-allergenic and does not contain any alcohol and it is supposed to give your skin a radiance as well as cleansing.

      To use I will pump a small amount onto a cotton wool pad and find that you don't really need much as it seems to go a long way. It stays on the cotton wool pad without soaking right in and I find that one application is enough to wipe over my whole face and neck. I will use small outward sweeping motions starting at the top of my face going down to my neck and then will finish off by wiping around my eyes.

      My skin feels soft and quite hydrated afterwards and I don't feel the need to use anything else straight away although I will use a moisturiser or night cream just before going to bed. I think that my skin does look smooth and bright with using this milk and the fresh clean feeling does last for some time.

      I do like this cleanser and will continue to use it and would buy it again. It is a good quality product which is gentle but removes every trace of my make up and leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh.

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    • Clarins Concealer Stick / Make Up / 2 Readings / 2 Ratings
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      02.09.2015 23:15
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      Cover up your blemishes

      This Clarins cover up stick is a must have for my make up bag and although I paid £12 it is excellent quality and I only need to use a very small amount at a time. The tube is white and silver and it has the Clarins logo written down the side. It twists up to use and like a lipstick you need to be careful that you don't twist it up too much as it can break off which has happened to me in the past. Also if you don't twist it back down again after use you can squash the top which will make it difficult to apply.

      It comes in six shades and I have the fair one which matches my complexion. I think the medium is quite dark and would be suitable for people with darker skin. I will dab it on a few darker patches which I have on my cheeks and forehead and underneath my eyes to disguise any dark circles and then rub it in gently with my fingers. It does seem to blend in well with my skin colour and does a good job of disguising my imperfections. In the daytime I often just use this on my face but if I am going out in the evening I will apply this cover up stick and then use my foundation for a more finished look.

      I have been using this cover stick on and off for many years and it has never irritated or caused me any problems. I find that it stays on well and it doesn't change colour after a time as I have heard some other sticks have when they have been on for a while. I will definitely continue to buy this cover up stick and I recommend it to others.

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    • Zantac 75 / Oral Health & Digestion / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      02.09.2015 22:56
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      Fast relief from heartburn

      I suffer with heartburn and acid indigestion usually when I eat late at night and don't give my food time to digest properly before settling down for the evening. My symptoms include a burning pain in my chest and small amounts of an acid type liquid which regurgitates into my throat and which tastes awful. I find that at times the pain hurts even when I am breathing and this is when I know I need to reach for the Gaviscon tablets. These Zantac tablets were recommended to me by a friend so I thought I would give them a try.

      The packet I am currently using contains 16 tablets but they also come in a pack of 24 and 32. I paid £2.25 for these from Tesco which I think is a good price for them. The active ingredients are 250mg sodium alginate, 133.5mg sodium hydrogen carbonate and 80mg calcium and they do not contain sugar or gluten so are suitable for a lot of people.

      These tables are supposed to form a raft over the stomach contents which prevents acid coming back up into the oesophagus. They are very sweet to the taste and do taste a bit artificial but I find the taste very pleasant. The tablets are easily released from a foil backing. You can suck the tablets or crunch them straight away. If you do suck the tablets they get soft and when you start to chew them they melt into a foamy soft consistency and are then easy to swallow. I find that within half an hour of taking them and often much sooner my symptoms start to fade and I can feel the relief.

      You can have two to four tablets after meals and before bedtime up to four times a day but I find that one or two tablets seem to do the trick for me. They are not suitable for children under 12 unless taken on medical advice but I wouldn't think that many children would suffer with these symptoms.

      I would suggest that if you experience heartburn and related symptoms on a regular basis or if these tablets don't make any difference you should seek medical advice straight away as I think that these tablets are more for occasional sufferers. I consider myself to fall within the occasional sufferer category and these tablets really do work for me.

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    • Tesco Freshmint Mouthwash / Oral Care / 3 Readings / 3 Ratings
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      02.09.2015 21:49
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      Fresh minty mouthwash

      I regularly use a mouthwash as I like the fresh feeling it gives me, also if there are any small bits of food left after brushing this gets rid of them easily. I have tried many brands of mouthwash and haven't really got a favourite, but I will just buy whichever is on offer at the time I am buying it.

      I bought this Tesco Freshmint mouthwash for just £1.79 when it was on offer which is a very good price as it is currently around £3. It is a 500ml bottle which is quite large and a bottle this size has lasted me for around six months with my usage. The liquid is a pretty blue colour and the bottle is clear so you can clearly see how much is left. It is alcohol free and is mild enough if you find that you swallow a bit accidentally.

      This mouth wash has a cool minty taste which is quite delicate and doesn't take your breath away when you gargle it. It is designed to kill germs and to prevent cavities and it also fights plaque formation and helps to protect against gum problems. Adults and children over the age of six years old are advised to use it twice a day after brushing your teeth in the normal way by filling the cap up to the 20ml mark and gargling with the liquid.

      I would say that I probably use it about twice a week and am happy with this. As I am the only person who uses the mouthwash I don't bother filling the cap and will just swig it out of the bottle. Obviously if you are sharing it you wouldn't be able to do this for hygiene reasons. I will swish the liquid from one side of my mouth to the other and then gargle for between five and ten seconds before spitting it out. It leaves my mouth feeling tingly and fresh and I am confident that my breath is fresh and there are no bits of food lodged between my teeth.

      I do recommend this mouthwash, it makes my mouth and teeth feel very clean and freshens my breath and this sensation lasts for at least an hour after brushing. It is minty without being too strong so would be suitable for everyone in the family.

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      02.09.2015 18:44
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      Floating duck radio

      I had this floating duck radio as a gift for my birthday from my sister who obviously bought it as a joke but I absolutely love it. Although I shower daily I do like a bath at least once a week as I find it very relaxing and peaceful. I will sometimes read in the bath or read a book and I do like to listen to music but hadn't got a portable radio for the bathroom.

      This duck is bright yellow and it is obviously waterproof. It is designed to float on the water but if you move the water around it does tend to topple over, but it is easy to stand up again. To turn the radio on and off you just turn the ducks head and this is also the way to turn the radio up and down.

      It is AM/FM which you select on the ducks wing but I haven't been able to get as many stations as my other radios but there is enough to find something relaxing and calming for my bath. To tune the radio you need to twist the ducks tail so it is quite quirky to use. You can choose to have the light on which is subtle and is a nice light if you want to lie back and relax.

      It requires 3 AAA batteries which are not included and I have been using this duck radio now for around six months and it is still working fine. This is a lovely little unusual gift and is a little bit of fun for bathtime whatever your age.

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      02.09.2015 18:13
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      • "Smart and stylish"

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      Smart red toaster

      I picked this Russell Hobbs red toaster up from Ebay for £12 which I thought was a very good price as the full price is around £25. We have just redecorated our kitchen and I had chosen red accessories so this was just what I was looking for.

      It has two slots which are wide enough for thick bread, crumpets and also teacakes which are a favourite of mine. It is a deep red colour and looks very neat and stylish and measures 18cm tall, 30cm wide and 18.5cm deep. It has a dial at the side of the toaster which includes the settings which range from 1 to 6 so there are enough settings for everyone to get their perfect slice of toast. Personally I like mine quite lightly toasted but if I am toasting crumpets or muffins I like them quite well done so I just have to remember to alter it for each use.

      It has a large removable crumb tray which is easily slid out from underneath and which I find needs empting every few weeks. It also has a cancel button if you change your mind when you have started toasting and it has a non slip base for extra safety.

      It came with an instruction booklet and a twelve month guarantee and is a reliable and stylish looking toaster which you can pick up online from Amazon and other online sites for around £25. It is a great two slice toaster and has been very reliable and it always toasts bread very evenly and thoroughly. A highly recommended toaster which is reliable, looks good and won't break the bank.

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      01.09.2015 00:39
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      • "Removes all traces of make up"
      • "Soft and gentle on your skin"

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      Simple wipes

      I have always used wipes to cleanse my face and these Simple kind to skin wipes are definitely my favourite. The full retail price is £3 but I have never actually paid this for them and I think that this is very expensive for a product like this. I buy a lot of toiletries from discount stores and can usually pick these up for around £1.

      There are thirty wipes in the pack which is a plastic packet with a lid similar to baby wipes which you open to remove the wipes and then click back to secure the packet. I have always found them to clip back very securely and I have never experienced them not closing properly or the wipes drying out. The wipes themselves are quite thick and strong and feel moist to the touch but not too wet to be uncomfortable or messy to use. They don't really smell of anything apart from maybe a bit fresh and they are hypo-allergenic so are suitable for most skin types.

      I have always found that one wipe is plenty to remove all my make up even if I have gone out in the evening and have been wearing full make up. They really do remove waterproof mascara and this is sometimes what I wear and I find that I don't really have to rub too hard to remove it.

      They do feel moist and cool when I am using them and I am happy that they are very gentle and not abrasive in any way. I will start off first wiping round my face all the way to my hair and jawline, then I will gently wipe down to my neck. Lastly I will wipe over my eyes which takes the longest as mascara is the hardest to remove, however with several sweeps to my upper and lower eyelashes is usually sufficient to remove all traces of my mascara.

      These wipes are great for every day but particularly when you go on holiday as they don't take up too much space or weight and are easy to transport as they won't leak or split like a bottle of cleanser or moisturiser can. I find that they always remove my make up and leave my skin feeling soft and smooth and I have never experienced any soreness or irritation with them. I recommend these wipes especially at £1 and I will continue to use them as they are soft and gentle and remove my make up with minimum effort.

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      01.09.2015 00:33
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      • "Removes waterproof mascara"

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      Effective make up remover

      I bought this Helena Rubinstein make up remover from a local chemist when it was on offer and got it for just £3 which is a lot less than the recommended retail price of around £16. I find that a good make up remover like this one removes my make up quickly and easily.

      It has a dual action formula whilst still being gentle and it conditions your skin as well as cleansing. The bottle is clear plastic and the lotion is blue so you can clearly see how much liquid is left and it displays the usual ingredients, contact details and instructions for use.

      To use I will tip the bottle onto a cleansing pad or ball of cotton wool and then wipe it gently over my eye area. I find that I don't have to apply much pressure as the liquid seems to do the work removing my make up including liquid eye liner and waterproof mascara. I find that I only have to use a small amount and it seems to spread out so it really is good value and also it doesn't leave any smudges or little bits of mascara like some others I have used. It does have an oily feel when you apply it and I find that I need to wipe it off completely otherwise it can leave an oily film on my skin but you only need to wipe the area with a clean part of the pad or cotton wool and it comes off easily. It is fragrance free and is suitable for sensitive skin and I have always found it to be very gentle leaving my skin feeling soft and smooth.

      I do really like this eye make up remover and find it does a very good job of removing my make up leaving my skin feeling clean and fresh. When I use this product I never find any traces of make up on my pillow in the morning or underneath my eyes, so this is definitely recommended by me and well deserves five stars.

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    • Palmolive Shower Gel / Bath & Shower / 3 Readings / 2 Ratings
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      30.08.2015 15:27
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      • "Fresh smell"
      • "Rich and creamy"

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      Palmolive shower gel

      I bought this Palmolive natural shower gel from Tesco and paid £1.19 which is less than half the full price so I hope to buy a few more before the offer finishes. I have used Palmolive products for many years including shower gels, bath cremes and soap and have always found them to be very kind to my skin and do a great job.

      The bottle is 250ml and made of white plastic and it displays the list of ingredients and instructions for use on the back. It has a yellow lid with a flip tab at the top which clicks back into place securely. The gel is white and is quite a thick creamy consistency but is still fluid enough to be squeezed easily out of the bottle.

      I find that I only need about a 10p size of the gel as it is a good quality, and I rub it into a natural sponge for a few seconds which lathers up very quickly. I sometimes use just my hands in the shower and will squeeze a smaller amount onto my hands as obviously the lather doesn't stay on your hands so much and I just squeeze some more out when the lather has all gone.

      I find that this gel does really hydrate my skin and my dry skin seems to reduce. I recommend this shower gel for the whole family to use as it is a nice gentle product which you can use every day. It makes my skin feel soft and clean and I highly recommend it.

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    • Ellesse Vest Top / Sports Clothing / 2 Readings / 2 Ratings
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      30.08.2015 14:49
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      • "Soft and comforable to wear"

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      Ellesse vest top

      I bought this Ellesse vest top from a local sports top and got it in the sale for £6. I think the full retail price is around £12 so I had a good bargain. It came in sizes small, medium, large and extra large and I chose the medium size. I have got the light grey one but it also came in white, black and pale blue.

      It is very soft to the touch and it feels very comfortable to wear. Although it is quite figure hugging it is not tight or restrictive at all and you can't really feel you are wearing it. You could also wear it with a t shirt underneath if you prefer or just on its own. I wear it on its own as I bought it for my yoga classes and it seems to stretch with my body so I am not constricted at all.

      It has quite a low scoop to the front of the top and a slight scoop to the back and it really is suitable to wear for any occasion. It is also suitable for all ages as it is not particularly trendy but it is a staple item of clothing which can be dressed up or dressed down to suit the occasion. It washes very well and dries quickly, and best of all it does not need ironing so it is easy to care for.

      I would definitely buy another one of these tops, maybe in a different colour, they wash and wear well and are very versatile whilst being styish and trendy

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      29.08.2015 23:37
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      • "Gentley removes all make up"

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      Gentle make up remover

      I like Clarins products and have always found them to be good quality and kind to my skin. I find that a proper make up remover like this one removes my make up quickly and easily. This 100ml bottle of Gentle make up remover lotion currently costs £14.50 but you can get it cheaper online.

      It has a dual action formula whilst still being gentle and it conditions your skin as well as cleansing. The bottle is clear plastic so you can clearly see how much liquid is left and it displays the usual ingredients, contact details and instructions for use.

      To use I will tip the bottle onto a cleansing pad or ball of cotton wool and then wipe it gently over my eye area. I find that I don't have to apply much pressure as the liquid seems to do the work removing my make up including liquid eye liner and waterproof mascara. I find that I only have to use a small amount and it seems to spread out so it really is good value and also it doesn't leave any smudges or little bits of mascara like some others I have used. It does have an oily feel when you apply it and I find that I need to wipe it off completely otherwise it can leave an oily film on my skin but you only need to wipe the area with a clean part of the pad or cotton wool and it comes off easily. It is fragrance free and is suitable for sensitive skin and I have always found it to be very gentle leaving my skin feeling soft and smooth.

      I do really like this eye make up remover and will always buy one when I have a voucher even if I have one on the go as it lasts a long time and it does a very good job of removing my make up leaving my skin feeling clean and fresh. When I use this product I never find any traces of make up on my pillow in the morning or underneath my eyes, so this is definitely recommended by me and well deserves five stars.

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      29.08.2015 23:33
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      • "Softens and moisurises"
      • "Absorbs easily"

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      Intensive care for your body

      I bought this Vaseline Intensive Care body lotion from Tesco and paid £2.50 It is a 250ml bottle which is in a white plastic bottle and it has a flip top. It smells lovely and light and also fresh and clean. The cream is white and it feels quite light but it has a richness which you can feel when you rub it into your hands and body, however it doesn't feel greasy or sticky at all.

      To use the lotion I will press the pump until I get a blob around the size of a ten pence piece and I will usually start with my legs and feet and then move up to my arms and shoulders. I will repeat this once or twice more until I am happy that I have covered all the areas which need moisturising. Obviously as I am using my hands to apply the lotion they get the most coverage and I will just make sure that I rub some of the lotion onto the backs of my hands.

      The lotion seems to absorbs quickly without too much rubbing and my skin feels very soft and hydrated immediately. I have never had any greasy feeling left on my hands or felt that I can't touch anything afterwards without leaving behind any remnants of cream and in the colder weather when I am wearing gloves I find I can put them on straight away.

      This lotion is ideal to use daily to protect and moisturise your skin and I can definitely say that my skin feels very soft straight away and this feeling remains for a long time after using it. I have been using this lotion now for several months and still have around half of the bottle left so it is good value. This is a lovely everyday lotion and I do recommend it to others.

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      29.08.2015 23:26
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      • "No creasing"
      • "Long lasting"

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      Perfect eye shadow

      I like to wear eye shadow when I go out for a special occasion and I like to match it to what I am wearing wherever possible. I like Boots make up and have been buying it for many years now and have always found it to be good quality and not too expensive. I bought this Stay Perfect eye shadow in a pale shade of blue which is a colour which I like for everyday wear.

      I paid just £1.99 for this duo eye shadow which isn't expensive There were quite a few different ones to choose from with so many different colours that you would be hard pressed to not find a colour which you liked and at that price you could afford to buy several colours.

      It comes in a small round plastic tub and it has a clear screw top so you can see exactly how much is left in the tub and it is also easy to pick the colour you want if you have more than one. There is an applicator included in the tub which is curved and which makes it easy to apply as it seems to be at the correct angle when you are holding it. It has a white sponge at the end of the applicator which helps to smooth the eye shadow on your eye lids.

      It is easy to apply and has good staying power and I would definitely buy another one in this range. It does not crease or smudge and I think it is very good value.

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    • Lindy Wet Wipes / PC Accessory / 5 Readings / 5 Ratings
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      28.08.2015 17:27
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      • "Keeps germs away"

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      Fingermark and germ free

      We have used these Lindy wipes at work since I have been working there and they are great to wipe over your computer screens and keyboards, or anything electrical or really anything which needs a wipe. As we share our computers they obviously pick up a lot of germs so I will always use one of these wipes first thing in the morning and then sometimes again throughout the day if someone has been using my machine.

      They come in a plastic tub which has the usual small hole at the top where you pull a wipe out of and it tears off the roll inside. I usually only need to use one wipe at a time as although they are not too moist they are wet enough to cover quite a large area, and I can clean my computer monitor, keyboard and mouse with one wipe.

      The wipes are white and they measure approximately 20cm by 12cm. They are quite gentle so they are safe to use on any electrical product and you can use them for anything which has a screen such as mobile phones, tablets, iPads and computer monitors and anything which has a touch screen so they are quite versatile. I find that any fingermarks or smudges completely disappear when I use this cloth and it makes things look clean and smear free.

      As we buy these through work I don't know how much they pay for them but I have had a look online and you can pick a tub up for around £3. If you can pick these up for a good price then I think they are most definitely worth it as they do a great job of cleaning any screen and you know that you are not using anything which could scratch the delicate surfaces. These cloths come recommended by me and I give them five out of five stars.

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      26.08.2015 09:56
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      • "Makes lashes look thicker"
      • "Tube doesn't dry out"

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      Give your eyelashes some volume

      I have tried many different mascaras over the years and I do like Maybellne as they always seem to last a long time without drying out. I bought this Maybelline Volum' Express Lift Up mascara from my local chemist in the sale for just £2.99. It came in three basic colours, black, brown/black and navy and I have it in the black/brown as this suits my colouring the best.

      The tube is 7ml and it is a chunky black tube with a screw top which is easy to unscrew. The top can get a bit clogged up as do most mascaras but a quick rinse under the hot tap will sort this out. The brush at the end of the wand is 2½ centimetres long and is curved which makes it easy to use. I have found that there has always been enough mascara on the brush by just taking it out and I haven't needed to pump it before use which can get air in the tube so the mascara dries up quickly.

      It has never clumped on my eyelashes even though it is quite a thick mascara and it does a good job of separating the lashes which I think makes them appear more natural. I would say that my lashes do appear more a lot thicker than when I am using others brands. This mascara is hypo-allergenic and fragrance free so should be suitable for most skin types and I find that it removes easily with make up remover or make up wipes, and best of all it is waterproof so it does not run or smudge even at the end of the day.

      This is a good quality mascara which makes my eyelashes look thick and long and I would definitely buy it again. i have been using it now for several months and the effect is the same as when I first started to use it so I am very pleased with this mascara and would buy it again.

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